Brian J. Kenny, Hearst Ranch Beef Division Manager was named “Farmer/rancher of the Year” and honored with a “Local Hero Award” by Edible East Bay Magazine, part of the Edible Communities publishing group.

In addition to the Eddy Awards, several edible magazines awarded “Local Hero Awards” to members of their individual communities who make significant contributions to the local foods movement for that region. Local Hero Awards were given in the following categories: best farmer, rancher, forager; best chef; best food or beverage artisan, best non-profit organization; best restaurant; and best retailer.